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direct combat duty. zoey is a captain in the u.s. marine corps reserves and plaintiff in the lawsuit, air yell la is a senior staff attorney for the aclu women rights project. thanks so much. captain bodell, you deployed twice to afghanistan and basically left the active duty marines corps because you were blocked from the combat duty. what is the difference, the most important difference, between being able to be in combat and not? >> well, to be clear, women are serving in combat and i was in charge of a team called the female gaugement team -- engagement team and i had 47 marines and they were in combat if that unit was attacked, they were attacked with them. so i do want to make clear women are in combat and we're asking that the policy be changed to reflect the reality of what's happening on the ground. >> i mean -- >> exactly. the point you're making is that in these wars, there's to front line, there's no rear guard. once you've deployed you are in combat, you are subject to all of the duties and the risks inherent in that but you're not permitted to have combat status and that des
security needs at the u.s. mission in benghazi and elsewhere at high-threat places around the world. this, of course, the attack on 9/11 that killed chris stevens and three other americans. bob corker serves on the senate foreign relations committee and heard testimony during the closed session with the committee today. there will be open sessions tomorrow. they just briefed at the state department, in fact, that's still in progress. senator, one of the conclusions is that security was -- that there were security failures there, before, during, and after, but particularly before and during, that they were relying on the local militia, which was completely grossly inadequate, the reports said. what are your conclusions following the briefing that you received from the top leaders? >> well, i had seen films, andrea, last week of both the security cameras, but also later from drones. it was later in the evening, but the security personnel we had out front literally jumped on a truck and left as soon as they saw a crowd coming, so -- >> you're talking about the libyans, not the americans who
. again, andrea, this is what we were tug about. the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history, second only to virginia tech back in 2007. at this point what we know is that the gunman who is dead was a 20-year-old from connecticut. he was wearing all black. he was carrying two handguns, we're told, from one of the students at sandy hook elementary school he told our affiliate there in connecticut, he says that he was in the gym. he heard a loud boom. then he heard seven more loud booms. the gym teachers told the kids at that point to get in the car and all the kids huddled. in fact, in fact, here's one of those eyewitness accounts. >> she came out. she was crying. all the other students were crying. the thing she told me was that it really started when she heard gunshots and she heard screams on the intercom. the intercomcame on, and there were screams. you know, the school went on lockdown, and based on what she said, she was in art class, and they were hiding in the closet, and tiny closet all bundled up, and they were hearing screams and it was horrible. >> earlier you told
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